By Lanier Laney
‘Baby it was cold outside…’ but it did not dim the warm hearts and fun at the annual Historic Beaufort Foundation’s Oyster Roast fundraiser on the grounds of historic ‘Marshlands’, Brantley Harvey’s beautiful home on the Point downtown in Beaufort. Probably over a thousand oysters were downed at the sold out event. Special thanks to all the hard-working volunteers who made it all happen so well.
I had an amazing Duck Pappardelle at the new Griffin Market and Restaurant that has opened at 403 Carteret St (corner of Craven across from the Arsenal). It had handmade chestnut flour pasta ribbons made with Saffron, in a Duck and Porcini Mushroom Ragu. Authentic Italian regional cuisine made by Executive Chef Laura Bonino who along with her husband, wine director and manager Riccardo Bonino, trained under the renowned Roberto Donna at his Gallileo restaurant in D.C. which was named ‘one of the top ten Italian restaurants in America’ by Wine Spectator Magazine. We are lucky to have this level of talent choose Beaufort to open their new restaurant where they hope to start serving dinners on Jan 20th depending on their liquor license. Presently, just open for lunch. To take a look at their menu online, go to: http://griffinmarket.blogspot.com/p/lunch-menu-january-2012.html